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in personactually present
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morning personA person whose who wakes up without difficulty early each morning and who is alert and active during the first part of the day.
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night personA person whose preference or custom is to remain awake and active during the night and the early morning hours, and who usually sleeps during part of the daytime.
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people personSomeone who is happier or more skilled at dealing with people rather than things or concepts.
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to give a person lineTo allow a person more or less liberty until it is convenient to stop or check him/her, like a hooked fish that swims away with the line.
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acting funnyActing 'funny' means that a person is behaving differently towards you or a group of people.
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balls upThird-person singular simple present indicative form of ball up.
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fall awayTo cease to support a person or cause.
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if all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nailWith limited tools, single-minded people apply them inappropriately or indiscriminatelyIf a person is familiar with a certain, single subject/has with them a certain, single instrument, they may have a confirmation bias to believe that it is the answer to/involved in everything.
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pencil-neckAn insubstantial person; a weakling.
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save itA response given when a person believes that another person is lying or making excuses.
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shook ya droorsa trick, a quick move around an unexpected opponent, or person to gain ground.
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tattle taleThe person who calls someone out / tells a piece of sensitive information to an authority.
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a chain is only as strong as its weakest linkAn organization (especially a process or a business) is only as strong or powerful as its weakest person. A group of associates is only as strong as its laziest member.
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a gentleman and a scholarAn admirable person.
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bail outTo secure the release of an arrested person by providing bail money.
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boss aboutTo act in a bossy manner with another person, ordering them to do things, whether or not one is actually their superior.
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boss aroundTo act in a bossy manner with another person, ordering them to do things, whether or not one is actually their superior.
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cold hands, warm heartImplies inner beauty; a caring person; warm-hearted
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diamond in the roughA person whose goodness or other positive qualities are hidden by a harsh or unremarkable surface appearance.
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egg onTo encourage or coax a person to do something, especially something foolhardy or reckless.
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hand inTo give something to a responsible person.
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mike upTo fit a microphone and transmitter to a person. Usually for television performers, or for police informers.
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ring backTo make another phone call to the same person.
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run around afterTo spend a lot of time doing things for another person or group of people. Often used when that person could reasonably do the things for themselves.
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run around withTo spend a lot of time with a person or group of people. Often used to talk about a person's group of friends that one does not like much.
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run away withTo leave secretly with another person. Usually with the intention of getting married or of living together against the wishes of the family.
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talk upIn such a way as to make the thing or person sound better than it actually is.
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trash outTo criticize the person spoken to in a rant.
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red face testA hypothetical test of a person's embarrassment, that is either passed or failed. Saying one passes the red face test means one would not blush and thus would not be embarrassed by disclosing something to others or doing something, and saying one fails the red face test means a situation would cause them discernible embarrassment.
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sneak upTo approach a person or animal without being seen or heard.
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beauty is only skin deepWhat matters is a person's character, rather than his/her appearance.
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bring inTo introduce a person or group of people to an organisation.
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bump upTo promote a person to a higher grade.
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hear outTo listen to someone until that person has finished.
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jack of all trades, master of noneA person who has a competent grasp of many skills but who is not outstanding in any one.
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mouse potatoA person who spends excessive amounts of time using a computer.
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sneak up onTo approach a person or animal without being seen or heard.
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still waters run deepA person with a calm appearance has, or may have, considerable inner emotion, character, or intellect.
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suck intoTo cause someone to become slowly more and more involved in a business or situation that is often not to that person's liking.
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babe in the woodsA person who is innocent, naive, inexperienced, or helpless.
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pick upTo point out (a person's behaviour, habits or actions),in a critical manner.
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to thine own self be trueThe easiest person to deceive is oneself."This above all:to thine own self be true,and it must follow, as the night the day,Thou canst not then be false to any man." -William Shakespeare
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damn by associationDiscredit or condemn a position, person, or thing by attacking those things with which he/she/it is associated.
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one who hesitates is lostA person who spends too much time contemplating what to do may miss a valuable but fleeting opportunity.
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a fools' paradisefalse hopes for a foolish person
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a rolling stone gathers no mossA person who never settles in one place will never be successful.A person who does not keep active will grow mouldy.
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a scholar and a gentlemanAn admirable person.
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a stopped clock is right twice a dayA normally unreliable person or instrument can occasionally provide correct information, even if only by accident.
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accident of birthReference to the fact that various benefits or detriments to the life of a person arise from the circumstances into which that person was born, these being entirely beyond his control.
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